High Neck Fleece Jacket

High Neck Fleece Jacket

According to the notes in my sketch book I had decided that this jacket will be cut in a wool Ponti (double knit).  Unfortunately, wool ponti is hard enough to come by at all, let alone in these colours.  It would also be fantastic in a sports fleece or polar fleece) which is more likely to come in a variety of colours.  Use your overlocker and contrast thread to make a ‘seam cover’ style hem to show through the facing shape.  I also love the idea of the collar facing and hem facing being cut in a contrast colour.

The pattern plan below shows far better the variation in the hem shape (including facing) and the development of the gusset.
I have used my loose fit Kimono Block, made originally from a loose fit, un-darted block and sleeve.  Of particular note is the height variation between the back and front that just shows at the top of the block, i.e. The back is always slightly longer than the front by 1cm, essential for loose garments.  The high neckline is a difficult style to get right first time so I would always suggest a quick toile (calico prototype) before going near your final fabric.  If you are not sure about how to handle the gusset in this kimono style block let me know and I’ll put together some detail to help.

Let me know if you have any questions about this new design.  Pattern making instructions to follow!

Enjoy 🙂

Anita McAdam
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